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@  MEDdMI : (19 April 2019 - 09:21 PM)

oof, yikes. Good luck.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 April 2019 - 09:18 PM)

We're in the middle of a kitchen reno and NOTHING will be done until tuesday. I could beat a four day weekend with a hammer right now if it meant I could use my stove again.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Can't beat 4 day weekends either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I prefer later shifts myself, but my 3 day weekend shift isn't bad. Nice to work without those administration busy bodies poking around.

@  Nevermore : (19 April 2019 - 04:12 AM)

Yeah, traffic is a plus as well. Rarely got any trouble getting to work on late shift (even with the neverending construction site on the highway), and when my shift is over, there's hardly any traffic at all anymore.

@  MEDdMI : (18 April 2019 - 06:27 PM)

while I don't have weekends consistently off, working 2nd shift isn't so bad. I'm more likely to do stuff before work than after (when I'm already tired). Plus no rush hour traffic

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM)

Switching shifts constantly is never good for one's health. There was a time when I worked overnights steady for about 2 years; did wonders for my health, as well

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Don't miss early shift (and especially switching back and forth every two weeks) a bit.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Man, permanent late shift really has done wonders for my overal well-being. Never having to get up early for work, staying up late, weekends off... a ot of my coworkers think I'm crazy, but late shift is really my preferred shift.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

(My total lack of sleep on that day might have contributed, though.)

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

At noon, it was warm.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

On Monday, we went on strike early in the morning, I was also wearing to jackets and gloves and my toes and fingers were freezing.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM)

Nope, right now my days are doing that. Frigid at night (Well, just below zero, but still.) and warm enough to be always be ill prepared during the day.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Today it's so warm I had to take a shower to wash off the sweat after a lengthy bike trip.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

This past Friday I was wearing two jackets and winter gloves outside and took a hot bath when I returned home.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

Is "April weather" an issue in other countries as well, or is that specifically a German phenomenon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.


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#421 Dake

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:25 PM

That was a lovely episode. I was sad to hear she was leaving from the start, but they handled it really well. I too was worried she'd get Tasha'd, so at least she might reappear down the road.


 
 
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:03 AM

I'm glad no tasha'd. And my lord was it an emotionally character driven story. I eat that shit up.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:43 AM

1) Gordon shouldn't call his family trash in front of his dad.

 

2) Will that new security chief use a gun or does he prefer a knife?

He'll use his trunk to discharge something gross.

 

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:05 PM

Putting Bob Picardo and John Billingsly on screen together might be the best thing the show has done.  It never really occurred to me that Star Trek had two consecutive wacky doctors.

 

Frustrating things in last week's episode:

  • Alara can't get out of her chair at all until she can suddenly stand up and kick ass.  It would have been so much more effective if she had struggled and had to improvise and think her way out of the situation rather than just suddenly be fine.
  • The ship has artificial gravity and hosts numerous species.  You can't just adjust Alara's quarters so she's exposed to high gravity part-time?  Or at least give a plausible reason why that can't be done.
  • I'm very fond of Patrick Warburton, and kudos to the show for being bold with alien prosthetics.  But he has two esophaguses because his species eats so much.  But he only has one mouth, and he's not shoving food into it at a ridiculous rate.  The whole idea is just an unfunny joke that doesn't make sense.  Ahd also, he talks like a bro.  All the wackiest aliens talk like bros.  If he's going to replace Alara permenantly, I hope they find a way to make him interesting.

The Orville is such a mixed bag for me.  It has some genuinely good sci-fi storytelling.  The humor is distracting more often than it's actually funny.  Most damningly, it tries too hard to be Star Trek, going so far as to regularly feature Star Trek regulars.  It's not constrained by the rules of Star Trek, but it just won't reach out and forge its own identity.  It seems perfectly content to be off-brand Star Trek.

 

I did notice that they upgraded the tables in the mess hall this season.  A big improvement over the terrible faux-wood things they had last season.



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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:10 PM

In its defense, I'm perfectly happy with it being off brand star trek. It gets to homage whatever it wants while being tied to nothing. It's perfect to me. It also doesnt take itself super seriously, until it wants to which I adore.
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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:20 PM

I'm glad no tasha'd. And my lord was it an emotionally character driven story. I eat that shit up.

I adore this show.

I loved the pickle jar...


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 03:02 PM

Regarding Alara in the chair, I'm thinking the point there was she could get out of it, she struggled because on a subconscious level, she didn't want to as she related more with her spiritual family on the Orville then her biological family on her homeworld. The part where she got up shown she made her choice.

If not, she's as bad as grandpa Joe in Willy Wonka.


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 04:12 PM

In its defense, I'm perfectly happy with it being off brand star trek. It gets to homage whatever it wants while being tied to nothing. It's perfect to me. It also doesnt take itself super seriously, until it wants to which I adore.


Me, too.

But in the credits, where it says "Created By Seth MacFarlane", it should just say "Created By Star Trek".

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 09:58 PM

Hey, whatever allows it to exist. I'm not asking questions.
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Posted 15 January 2019 - 12:25 AM

Well Brannon Braga is producing this show. There's bound to be some 90's Trek DNA injected into this.



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 03:58 PM

 

In its defense, I'm perfectly happy with it being off brand star trek. It gets to homage whatever it wants while being tied to nothing. It's perfect to me. It also doesnt take itself super seriously, until it wants to which I adore.


Me, too.

But in the credits, where it says "Created By Seth MacFarlane", it should just say "Created By Star Trek".

 

I mean, something has to try to be Star Trek while Star Trek is trying to be Star Wars.


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 06:04 PM

Is the double esophagus guy permanent?  I like Patrick Warburton, but it felt like a waste to put him in there.



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Posted 16 January 2019 - 02:17 AM

I think they said he was a temp otherwise he isn't written as a keeper.


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Posted 16 January 2019 - 07:22 AM

Yeah, I read that a permanent replacement is coming later in the season. 

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 12:25 AM

Cute Guardians of the Galaxy reference in tonight's episode.  ("Charlie-27" is part of a code string.)

 

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 11:03 AM

There was an Andromeda reference a few episodes ago too (Kelly's boyfriend was quizzing his class about The Battle of Tarazed).

Someone on this show knows their sci-fi.

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 11:53 AM

Gotta say, I never really expected to have a Billy Joel song used in space opera, much less so effectively.

 

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 12:07 PM

There was an Andromeda reference a few episodes ago too (Kelly's boyfriend was quizzing his class about The Battle of Tarazed).

Someone on this show knows their sci-fi.

I think that's actually most of the writing staff, honestly, considering you've got at least half of Star Trek's old regular writing crew in the mix. 


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 01:18 PM

Mercer was going to have the Krill ask the biggest question ever, "So who exactly can understand the baby talking?".



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Posted 18 January 2019 - 10:16 PM

This week was a pretty solid episode.  A bit of a predictable story, perhaps, of the Krill having sympathy for her target, but executed well.

 

The Rorschach test gag made me laugh.





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